Richard Holbrooke, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, told Russians on Thursday that their country is losing the battle against HIV/AIDS because of government inaction and a lack of public awareness.
A new study shows that more women diagnosed with breast cancer are choosing to have their healthy breast surgically removed along with their affected breast.
City health officials took steps Thursday toward opening the nation's first legal safe-injection room, where addicts could shoot up heroin, cocaine, and other drugs under the supervision of nurses. Hoping to reduce San Francisco's high rate of fatal drug overdoses, the public health department cosponsored a symposium on the only such facility in North America, a four-year-old Vancouver site where an estimated 700 intravenous users a day self-administer narcotics under the supervision of nurses.
More than two thirds of Latino parents have not addressed sexual orientation with their children, though 95% agree that the information should come from a parent, a new survey released Wednesday found.
More than 90,000 Americans get potentially deadly infections each year from a drug-resistant staph ''superbug,'' the government reported Tuesday in its first overall estimate of invasive disease caused by the germ.
Julio and Mauricio Cabrera are gay brothers who are convinced their sexual orientation is as deeply rooted as their Mexican ancestry. They are among 1,000 pairs of gay brothers taking part in the largest study to date seeking genes that may influence whether people are gay. The Cabreras hope the findings will help silence critics who say homosexuality is an immoral choice. If fresh evidence is found suggesting genes are involved, perhaps homosexuality will be viewed as no different than other genetic traits like height and hair color, said Julio, a student at DePaul University in Chicago.